CO₂ FEP Workshop in Rome

The INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia) hosted a 'FEP Workshop' in Rome, January 28-29, 2002, on behalf of the EC 'Weyburn' and 'Nascent' projects investigating the feasibility of the geological storage of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel combustion.

32 researchers from Italy, the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Canada, and the USA met to consider issues affecting the long term fate of CO2 in geological storage and to brainstorm so-called 'FEPs' (features, events, and processes) describing storage behaviour.

Staff from Quintessa led the Workshop to fulfil Quintessa's role as Task Leader for the Weyburn Project on 'Long-term safety and performance of CO2 sequestration'. Quintessa has been commissioned to design and construct a FEP database for the project.